Energy savings at pool

The Molyneux Aquatic Centre. Photo by Liam Cavanagh.
The Molyneux Aquatic Centre. Photo: Liam Cavanagh.
Energy savings of more than 200% at Alexandra's Molyneux Aquatic Centre are an early indication the nearby heat transfer plant is successful, a Central Otago District Council report says.

The $960,000 plant was installed two years ago and includes a heat transfer scheme between the Molyneux Aquatic Centre and the IceInline ice rink. Heat expelled from cooling the rink is used to heat the pool.

It is the first phase of a three-stage project, which includes a $400,000 curling rink and a roof over the existing rink.

A report by council parks and recreation manager Gordon Bailey to this week's Vincent Community Board meeting

indicated an energy saving of more than 200% by using the heat transfer plant.

However, the energy data logging units were installed in May and a full analysis of energy consumption could not be undertaken until they had been operating for a year.

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